The 52: Is Your Life Music to Your Ears?

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Meow!  Meeeeeeooooow!  Meow!  It is a shrill sound and very loud.  It penetrates right down to your bones, if you let it.  It comes without warning, in the midst of day when I am typing away and concentrating on my writing.  Or it comes in the middle of the night, while I am sound asleep.  For awhile it was jarring, but now I just smile.  It is the distinct sound of our almost twenty year old Siamese cat.  We adopted her after my mother passed away.  She is nearly blind and hard of hearing, yet still quite beautiful and lively.  Even if the sound is abrasive and shocks me, I don’t mind it anymore.  I love that little old, elderly cat and have come to even relish hearing her shrieking voice.  That’s how we sometimes adjust to sounds.

What do you hear right now?  How do you react to the sounds around you?

This lesson has evoked some interesting responses.  A lot of people are surprised at how much they experience dissonance and feel many ranges of response — even anger.  All the time these reactions have been there in a subtle form — creating discomfort and unhappiness, yet they went un noticed.  No wonder we don’t understand why we have levels of stress and agitation and don’t know why.  It is time to pay attention.

Please go back to the previous lesson and continue the practice of observing what you hear.  You cannot alter your environment if you don’t even know what is troubling to you.  Pay attention!  Begin the process of  becoming lighter and happier.  Clear out the cacophony as best you can or just accept the “noises” you cannot alter.  Then introduce those sounds that are soothing to you and that enrich your experience of the world.

Who knows?  Some day you might even try singing hymns or chanting sacred words.  Then you will be elevating and bringing beauty, not just to your world, but to your own level of Divine Energy.

Let your life become “music to your ears.”

With love and namaste,  Deanne

For more thughts, go to www.deannemincer.com

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About deannemincer

Deanne Mincer has been a long time student of religious and spiritual studies. For many years, she was a practitioner of yoga and in the late 1980's she was drawn to share her enthusiasm by becoming a yoga teacher. Her certification, from the Himalayan Institute, was a comprehensive two year program including the study of anatomy, diet, nutrition, Ayurvedic medical practices, the methods of teaching hatha yoga, the science of breath and the study of raja (the royal path of yoga) philosophy. She has taught yoga, meditation, and spiritual classes for more than twenty years. In the mid 1990's she became a follower of Siddha Yoga where she experienced a spiritual awakening called shaktipat and her teachings took on a new and freshly informed understanding. As Deanne continued her studies, she learned level one in Reiki and also sutdied with Henry Grayson, Ph.D. where she refined her work with muscle testing and the complex of energy healing methods Dr. Grayson has developed for use with his patients. Dr. Grayson's work is illuminated in his books, Mindful Loving and Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind. Deanne teaches group and private classes in yoga as well as stress reduction programs and meditation in many forms (sitting, walking, whirling, meditation in action, and "sleeping" meditation called yoga nidra). She has developed methods of using yoga in treating those with life threatening diseases as in the programs she designed for Gilda's Club and Friends in Deed in New York City. She was a consulting producer on an alternative health program for CNBC's Alive and Wellness, and she has demonstrated yoga on network television. Deanne created the audio DC, Inner Light Yoga with Deanne Mincer and she has spoken widely and demonstrated meditation in many venues. Deanne is an enthusiastic and joyful teacher. She is known for the keen interest she takes in her students' physical and spiritual development. She stresses that each student should work at their own pace in a non-competitive and caring environment. You can read some of the comments her students have shared in the Tesimonials Section of this site. Her teaching is grounded in her own steadfast spiritual awareness - that each of us is a being of eternal light and love and that we can all come to knowing this truth for ourselves. She is eager to help guide you on this joyful path of body, mind, breath and spirit.

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